DirectorOffice of Natural Resources Revenue

Greg Gould, ONRR Director

Gregory J. Gould

As Director of ONRR, Gregory Gould is responsible for the collection and disbursement of billions of dollars annually in revenues owed the Federal government and American Indians from energy production on all Federal and American Indian lands. Additionally, he is responsible for ONRR’s financial, compliance, and CEVA programs.

Prior to serving as the Director, Mr. Gould served as Chief of the Environmental Division within the Minerals Management Service (MMS) and was responsible for exercising policy and staff direction over a nationwide program for environmental assessment of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Division provided policy guidance, direction, and program oversight with respect to evaluating the potential and actual environmental impacts associated with extraction of offshore minerals, including oil, gas, sand, gravel, and renewable energy production. The Division ensured agency policies and industry practices conformed to the Nation's environmental policies and laws; managed the National Offshore Environmental Studies Program; and oversaw the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the 5-Year Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program.

Mr. Gould began his career with the Department of the Interior as a Geologist in the New York OCS office of the Bureau of Land Management in 1981. A charter member of MMS, he then served in various capacities in the headquarters offices of the MMS Offshore program – working as a Marine Policy Analyst with the Offshore Information Program, a Physical Scientist in charge of the Offshore Civil/Criminal Penalties Program, and as Chief of the Safety and Enforcement Branch in the Offshore Engineering and Operations Division.

In addition to his Executive Branch work, Mr. Gould served as an energy advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oceanography.

Mr. Gould earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the State University of New York, a Master's degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, and graduated from the John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University. Mr. Gould lives with his wife and two children in Denver, Colorado.

Deputy DirectorOffice of Natural Resources Revenue

Jim Stewardt, Deputy Director

Jim Steward

Jim Steward assumed duties as Deputy Director of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) on September 1, 2015.

Mr. Steward has nearly 30 years of Federal Government experience. He joined ONRR and the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2004, after serving 17 years with the Department of Energy.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director, he was the Program Director for Financial and Production Management, overseeing the production verification function and managing the financial organization responsible for collecting, accounting for, and disbursing Federal and American Indian mineral lease revenues to various Federal, state and American Indian accounts. Prior to that, he served as ONRR’s Program Director for Asset Management.

Mr. Steward was selected to the DOI’s Senior Executive Service (SES) in January 2008.

As ONRR’s Deputy Director, Mr. Steward oversees the day-to-day operations of the Denver Office as well as ONRR field offices in Houston and Dallas, Texas, in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and in Farmington, New Mexico. He also represents ONRR with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a voluntary, global effort designed to strengthen accountability and public trust for the revenues paid and received for a country’s oil, gas and mineral resources. As ONRR’s Deputy Director, Mr. Steward is a member of the USEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group that supports U.S. implementation of the EITI efforts.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Mr. Steward earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1984 and his Master of Business Administration in 1986. He and his wife Lisa, who reside in Littleton, Colorado, have two sons.

Senior Policy AdvisorOffice of Natural Resources Revenue

Jerry Gidner, Senior Policy Advisor

Jerry Gidner

Jerry Gidner serves as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and as the Tribal Liaison Officer for the Office of Policy, Management and Budget, at the Department of the Interior.

Mr. Gidner has also served throughout the Department of the Interior in a variety of capacities such as: Deputy Chief Learning Officer, Deputy Associate Bureau Director for Post-Secondary Education in the Bureau of Indian Education, Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), BIA Deputy Director for Indian Services, and Chief of the BIA Division of Environmental and Cultural Resources Management. In addition, Mr. Gidner has been an enforcement attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency, a private sector attorney, a freelance journalist, and has worked at the County government level in the Parks and Recreation field.

Mr. Gidner has a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Michigan State University (1982), a law degree and a Master’s degree in Natural Resources Policy and Management from the University of Michigan (1990), and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from American University (2007). He is also a member of Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribe.

Program DirectorFinancial and Production Management

Kimbra Davis, Program Director

Kimbra Davis

Kimbra Davis serves as a Program Director for Financial and Production Management (FPM). The FPM organization is charged with collecting, accounting for, disbursing, and verifying Federal and Indian mineral lease revenue and production in compliance with applicable standards and laws.

Prior to joining the Department of the Interior in 2009, Ms. Davis served as a Community Assistance and Technical Services Program Manager for the Department of Transportation’s Office of Pipeline Safety. Ms. Davis began her career in the private sector and worked for over 14 years in leadership roles in engineering, operations planning, and project management with an international, integrated oil gas exploration and production company.

Ms. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver, and a Graduate Diploma in International Development from the London School of Economics. She is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University.

Program DirectorAudit and Compliance Management

Paul Tyler, Audit and Compliance Management

Paul Tyler

Paul Tyler directs the development and implementation of compliance strategies and policies for audit and review activities. He oversees multiple offices in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Paul began his federal career as an auditor with the Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General. He later joined Minerals Management Service, initially working in the royalty accounting area. Paul has since served in various capacities within the agency. He opened and managed the Oklahoma City Indian Outreach office, managed various audit teams, and led the Indian Compliance and Asset Management program office. With the creation of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Paul became Program Manager for State and Indian Coordination. He has represented ONRR with its State and Tribal compliance partners and as its Tribal Liaison Officer. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Accounting.

Program DirectorCoordination, Enforcement, Valuation, and Appeals

John Mehlhoff, Program Director

John Mehlhoff

John Mehlhoff directs a number of key areas, including coordinating State and Tribal audits, initiating and tracking enforcement actions, performing independent reviews of appeal, filed by companies, and providing valuation support for production from Federal onshore lands, Outer Continental Shelf lands, and Indian leases. Prior to joining ONRR, he spent over 29 years with the Bureau of Land Management, most recently serving as Associate State Director for Colorado. Mr. Mehlhoff, a Petroleum Engineer, served in White River and Oklahoma Field Manager assignments and also served as a Congressional Fellow.